Sunday, August 14, 2011

Okay, I Know I'm Being Judged ...

I know, I know, I've been a very bad blogger and communicator.
Has it really been since March that I've written?! Where does the time go?
Of course, I have to admit, that between school classes, directing a play, taking on a short role in an indie movie, redesigning my studio, trying to make art, going to plays, and dealing with pre-knee replacement getting-about aggravations, I've been fairly well tied down.

But, enough with the pathetic and lame excuses! Today I'm feeling tip-top and particularly celebratory (which I'll explain a bit more about later). Meanwhile, grab a cuppa and sit and visit for a while! I'll just stay here on my tip-toes and balance all things good-and-sometimes-bizarre.

Glamour, anyone?
Is there anything as chic as an understated and sedate cocktail frock?

Ooooh! I want need one in every single color!

What is so fascinating up there on the ledge?!

oh. It's just the toddler, Ms. Minnelli herself, making her grand entrance.

Got hair?

Any theatre this exquisite in the midst of being destroyed must have been magically enchanting when it was up and running and filled with tuxedos and perfumed gowns.

" ♫ Devil or angel, I can't make up my mind. ♫ "

Don't these women look like they'd rather be anywhere else than standing next to each other? I think the grumpy one in the middle just lost the election of Junior League President.

Does this dress make my butt look big?

I don't even use any toiletries - but I'm in awe at this Wicked Queen merchandising!

...speaking of Wicked Queens...

Are you ready to frolic and revel?
Put on your best velour harem pants and favorite gold lame chest harness...

Hear ye! Hear ye!
Jon's latest book was just published!

It's my favorite of all his books so far. Intriguing and interesting and thrilling and filled with non-stop twists and turns. I got so angry when my Nook lost batter power and I had to put it on
the charger for a couple hours before I could finish it!

I hope you'll check it out - especially if you like literate mystery/thriller/crime/psychological drama - I know you'll love it! It's only available to e-readers (i.e. Kindle, Nooks, etc.) So far, all the reviews have been 5-star! I'm very very proud of him - and I thank him for a really good several hours of reading! You can pick it up (only 3.99!) for Kindles at and for Nooks at Barnes and Noble.

Thursday, August 18th was a big day for us! Jon's book was released - and that night was the premier of the movie "Digits" that I had a small role in. What fun! My on-screen rap debut. Nothing like being the butt of a joke in front of a full cinema audience to really boost your ego!

It's a small indie film, being shown at quite a few indie festivals - including Sundance. Hopefully, it will get picked up by a big distributor so you can go to your local cinema and point your finger at me and laugh, too!

Thank Tony Duquette for the brilliant concept of having a stage installed in your foyer so that you can greet your guests like the star we all know you are - or deserve to be anyway!

From the days when tussy mussy really meant something.

Okay, I'm sure I've worn you out ... as usual.
Thank you so much for following me all this time, even though my blogging has been non-existent for a few months. I officially promise to do better, and to try and blog at least once a week from now on!

Hope you're having a swell summer! ... and gearing up for a fabulous autumn!

Now, Go make something beautiful!

¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan


Carol Q said...

lol - a full on blogging session to celebrate your return. hope it's not so long next time - life sounds good!

Jennifer said...

fun post love the does it make my butt look big photo... Jenn

Linda McKeen said...

a big fun update, I love all the photos and I've kindled Jon's book!

Carolee said...

Welcome back to Bloglandia!! (We've missed you!) - Fabulous update. And big congrats on both the book and the movie!!

♥ Carolee

peggy gatto said...

I am exhausted!!!!!!!!!
I am impressed!
I am HAPPY to see you back with all your fabu pics!!!!
You are already a STAR in my book!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Tristan, we LOVE YOU!!! Silly goose...where else would we go for our glam/ham fix???
And of course, being the Luddite I am, I do not have anything to read Jon's book on, but please congratulate him for me anyway! I'm sure it's wonderful...especially since you used the word *literate* in the description!

Anne ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Big Hi Ya'!!
So-o-o-o glad you are back!! Huge congratulations to you both!!
Where else would we be than right here waiting for you to reemerge.... Just waiting & waiting....& waiting & .... Oh well, you know!
Come back again soon!!
Love Ya'!

Talking Horses Arts said...

Omggg... he is back!! Welcome back Tristan!! We soooooo missed you!

Shell said...

So glad to see you back to blogging, Tristan. You have been busy!! I hope the film goes well at Sundance.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

You've been missed but not forgotten!! Wow, you have been busy and all in a good way except for the knee replacement :)

Congrats on both the book and the movie!! Whoo-hoo!!


Kaerie Faerie said...

YAY, thanks for the giggle and all the fab pics, yes, have missed you!
Great Post

Karena said...

Whew! Funny as always and much needed!! You have been a very busy guy!!


Art by Karena


Hello Tristan,

Yeah, you are back! Miss ya!
And of this post.
Congrats on all the wonderful things you have been doing!


Ingrid Mida said...

OMG I cannot believe you are back... Please don't disappear again. The blogging world is just not the same without you. I cannot tell you how many times over the last 6 months I've thought of you and wondered if you had fallen down a hole...
Of course, you were busy but you were missed. I wish I could see your movie and obviously must buy a Kindle...
Thanks for giving me a smile today!!!

audrey said...

Hey Tristan!!
You have been a very busy man!!! What a nice surprise to see your blog post, and a great post as always.
Congratulations to you and to Jon!
Nice to have you back. Nice seeing you on FB, but your blog posting talents were missed.

Mr. Macabre said...

Welcome back! You've been missed! I'm way behind on my glamour quota!

Julio Muao said...

yay!! I agree with Mr. have been missed. I love love the wicked witch costume. I know several illusionists that would die for that gown. Although we missed reading your great posts, its great to hear you're keeping busy in your passion. Hopefully, you will share the name of the indie movie so we can see our star in action.

Deborah said...

Hey Tristan. Glad to see you back, velour pants and all. LOL

Anonymous said...

GREAT pics as always - and welcome back ;-)

Birgit said...

Yeah, now life makes sense again -- you are back! Hey, and -- congrats on that film role. :)

Tracy M. said...

So glad to read your fun posts again, and know you are doing well!
You think you've been a bad blogger? I haven't posted for a year and a half.

Take care and congrats on your movie role, hope to see it sometime.
Tracy M.

a fanciful twist said...

Mister Fabuloso, you have been sooooooooo busy!

I am so glad Digits is going to Sundance, I so hope it gets picked up, what fun!

A play (brilliant!), Jon's book (hoooooray!) and so much more. Not to mention your knee. I am sure it hurts like heck?

Well, soon it will be all fixed.

Oh, sigh, you are a busy busy man.

SO wonderful to say hello!

Warmest, Vanessa

ps: All your photo choices and cheeky descriptions are hilarious! That dilapidated theater stole every inch of my heart.

DVArtist said...

Yeah where the heck have you been? I was thinking of you the other day. Glad to see your post.

Victoria Sayer said...

G'day! So lovely to see you back in the Land of Blog. Though I myself have also been a tad too busy to enjoy this strange and quirky world as much as I would have liked to, lately.
Love your blogging, Tristen.(you are one of my favourites ♥)
My, you really have been busy. Hope all goes well with your knee.

Glennis said...

God, are you really back? Really? I still have you on my blogroll.

What theatre is it? Is it the UA in Detroit?

J.E. Bolton said...

Awesome entry! If we demand more entries, it jsut means you're well-loved and very much missed when you're not here. I love your blog because it takes you away from the insanity known as the real world.

Besides: speaking on behalf of the rest of us bloggers, this world gets crazy sometimes and we need our "from-the-wonderfully-creative-mind-of-Tristan" fix.

Sara said...

Congrats to both you and Jon.

And, I want to live in that gorgeous last photo...oh...lovely!

trisha too said...

Well, doesn't a pinky swear mean anything anymore?


Just messin' with you; you obviously have a LOT going on--congratulations, very exciting stuff! Thank you for all the fun posts, and for the kind comments on my first tutorial. Yep, we do enjoy our rustication . . .


Sea Witch said...

Please don't tease me with your delightful photos and words of wisdom. Not buying your pinky swear either. LOL. You swear on the soft fur and the devil may care grin of Dusty that you are back for good. Sea Witch

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello Tristan,
Are you trying to say that you have a life?...LOL
I'm just as bad as you then.LOL...My last post was June.But I have returned.
It's good to be back as they say.
I'm so happy for you. Enjoying life to the fullest is what its all about.
Good Luck Dear with all your endeavors,
Marie Antionette

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